Real released a statement on their website this Tuesday that Yesterday explained that CAS informed the team of their decision to reduce the said sanction to only one period, which corresponds to the January transfer window. Obviously, Real Madrid is still angered by the initial decision, so they added that it highlights the injustice of the first ban that was imposed by Fifa, even though the club does regret that CAS lack the courage to revoke the entire ruling. Furthermore, the club was also fined with 360k Swiss Francs (£283k) reduced to 240km, and they still will not be able to register any new athletes when the transfer window open for business during the next month. Real and their arch enemies Atletico Madrid were both handed transfer bans in January since they were found to have violated a few provisions that concern the international transfer as well as first registration of minors and several other provisions. Thus, both of the clubs will be free to conduct their transfer businesses during the summer. Barcelona was also handed a transfer ban in April two years ago for breaching rules on the transfer of players which are underage. This suspension was also suspended, which allowed Blaugrana to sign Ivan Rakitic, Luiz Suarez, Claudio Bravo, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Jeremy Mathieu as well as Thomas Vermaelen. Unfortunately, they also failed to appeal to Fifa. However, unlike Real, they did not succeed in their challenge to Court of Arbitration for Sport.